Sergio Ramos, with 128 international caps, beats Zubizarreta

Ciudad del Fútbol 15 Jun 2015
With the match against Belarus, Sergio Ramos has reached 128 international caps and beats football legends like goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta

Ramos has now become the third Spanish National Team player with most international caps, only overtaken by Iker Casillas and Xavi. 

The Seville-born player made his debut on March 26th 2005 in a friendly against China, played in Salamanca. At the time he was only 18, and from that day on has reached 128 matches becoming one of the National Team leaders. In his debut, Spain won 3-0 against China at the 'El Helmántico' stadium and came on for Puyol. "My legs didn't shake", he confessed at the end of the match.

Sergio Ramos became, at 26 (March 2013) the youngest European footballer to reach the 100 match mark with the National Team and the eighth to achieve it at Spanish history. 

Hasta 2008 solo había dos jugadores con más de cien internacionalidades (Zubizarreta y Raúl), pero desde que se inició la actual época bajo la dirección de Vicente del Bosque se han unido a este club siete jugadores. 

Between 2008 and 2011 two footballers reached that milestone. First, Iker Casillas who has raised the bar. First in 2009, where he reached the 100 match mark in a friendly against Argentina, being the third player to achieve this after Raúl and Zubizarreta. Later, in 2011 he beat Zubizarreta's mark in another friendly, this time against Colombia and now has reached 162 international marks. 

Xavi Hernández joined this club after playing in Czech Republic in 2011 in Granada, a Poland and Ukraine 2012 EURO qualifier match. 

At the 2012 European Cup, Xabi Alonso became the fifth footballer to reach the 100 international caps after Casillas, Zubizarreta, Xavi and Raúl. 

After the 2012 EURO four footballers joined the club: in September that year and against Saudi Arabia, Fernando Torres, reached the 100 match mark. 

And the following year, 2013, it was Carles Puyol's turn against Urugay in Qatar and later Ramos. 

 

1-. Iker Casillas 162
2-. Xavi 133
3-. Sergio Ramos 128
4-. Zubizarreta 126
5-. Xabi Alonso 114
6-. Fernando Torres 110
7-. Iniesta 104
8-. Raúl 102
9-. Puyol 100
10-. Cesc Fábregas 97